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U.S. Reduces Military Aid to Cameroon Over Human Rights Abuses

In response to mounting accusations of human rights abuses by Cameroon, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is decreasing its military aid to the Central African country, a strategically important ally in the battle against terrorism in the region. The US had been providing assistance to help Cameroon fight secessionist and Islamist extremist groups.

The DoD did not go into detail about the abuses, but Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, the leader of United States Africa Command, stated that “[t]he bottom line is right now in Cameroon, they have been a good partner with us counterterrorism-wise, but you can’t neglect the fact that they have — there are alleged atrocities in what’s gone on there.”

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